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Beautiful Beachfront Home with Panoramic Views of Puget Sound

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Golden Hours 2, a beautiful, newly-remodeled beachfront home on Lummi Island's only beach with extended tideflats. You will marvel at the spectacular 180 degree view of majestic Mount Baker, Canadian Mountains, Bellingham city lights, and the abundant wildlife of Hale Passage from all three decks and every room.

The home contains a lovely blend of contemporary and antique furnishings, with thoughtful attention to every detail. There are many comfortable seats for dining and entertaining, both inside and out. In addition to the three view-inspiring decks, there is a large outdoor covered patio with gas barbeque and sitting area. The main floor of the house is handicap accessible, including one bedroom with queen size bed, television, desk, and rocking chair. Also on that level are the kitchen, dining room, family room and bathroom. The cozy family room with leather recliners, media center, and dinette set may become your favorite spot. In the sunken living room there is a tiled corner fireplace, music system, leather furniture and a marvelous panoramic view of the beach and mountains. The bright kitchen includes all new appliances and custom maple cabinets. The large upstairs master bedroom suite features a king-size bed, flatscreen television and DVD player, sitting area, and private deck. A corner jetted tub highlights the master bathroom. The second upstairs bedroom features queen bed, television and sitting area.

Golden Hours 2 is within walking distance from the Lummi Island Ferry Dock, Islander Grocery Store, and Beach Store Cafe. There are roughly 10 miles of winding island roads for hikers and bikers, which mostly follow the shoreline and provide wonderful Puget Sound and San Juan Island Views. Bring your kayaks, jet skis or boats; trailer launching is available at medium to high tide. **NOTE: We disclaim any liability in regard to safety, swimming, damage or loss to boat or equipment. Clams, crabs and oysters are present, and seashells, agates, and seaglass are all fun beachcombing pursuits. Eagles, herons, deer and otters are often seen right on the beach. Equipment for numerous outdoor games is included, as well as marshmallow sticks for the beachside firepit. Several day trip destinations are within an hour's drive after leaving the island, including Vancouver BC, Mount Baker, Lynden and Bellingham.

Bring your family and friends, Golden Hours 2 is perfect for get togethers of all kinds and for all ages. You will create wonderful memories and enjoy hours of fun and relaxation. Hopefully our vacation rental will become your home-away-from-home for many 'Golden Hours' Vacations. See you soon! Please check our calendar for available dates. Sorry, but no pets are allowed.

Keywords: Beachfront Home

More Details

Garrett Day
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2017

About Garrett Day

Golden Hours 2 was built in 1987 by us for Gary's Parents' retirement home. They enjoyed it until they moved off-island in 2004. Many of the furnishings were his grandparents. The custom stained glass and most upholstery work were created by his mother. All of the rock walls on this property and the adjoining parcel were built by Gary from the rocks on the beach. The landscaping and garden design are the creations of Liz. In the early spring over 2000 bulbs come to life. The rest of the year, the foliage is a creative mix of rare and common plants. The adjacent property (Golden Hours) is still a family cabin, started in 1939, and expanded throughout the years. Various relatives enjoy the cabin periodically. In the summer of 2010, Golden Hours 2 was extensively remodeled to further enhance the lovely features. Now it is ready for your enjoyment!

Garrett Day purchased this house in 1987


Lummi Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , jetted tub , Jetted Tub Bathroom off upstairs Master Bedroom
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower , Washer/Dryer
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master suite (upstairs) - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Has toddler bed and portable crib
    Main floor bedroom - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have TV. Master suite also has a DVD player, sitting area and deck.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Electric Fireplace (Living Room). Boat Launch available-confirm prior to use. Buoy available for boat moorage. Other Misc items available: Beachcombing shoes & boots, yard games including badminton, croquet, tetherball, kiddie pool, infant swing, kiddie picnic table and other outdoor toys.


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(98 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Beachfront Home with Panoramic Views of Puget Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 98 reviews

Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house and property are very nice and the view is spectacular. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was stocked well, and the outdoor seating was nice. Garrett was very thoughtful and an excellent communicator throughout the whole process. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We have stayed in numerous VRBO/Home Away rentals and over time have gained an insight into what people want to know about the house and area they are going to stay. That is how we developed our "Important Information" sheets with details about our house and Lummi Island. Let us know when you want to stay again. Garrett & Liz
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Amazing escape

  • 5 of 5

My brother, two sisters-in law, my husband and I stayed here for four days with the intention of really getting away without the distractions of daily life. This was delivered in spades. The location of this home is spectacular with great views. We were greeted when we arrived by a bald eagle off in the sound. We were so pleased with the home as we had our first look.

The pictures don't do this home justice. There are lots of windows that face the ocean and lots of spaces to just sit and contemplate life or read a good book. There is a patio off the kitchen that is sheltered from any breeze that is so pretty. We would eat our lunch out there.

The attention to detail is remarkable. My brother and I are avid home chefs and we had everything we needed to be able to prepare the meals we wanted. I don't think there is anything we felt we needed that wasn't there.

I would gladly return to this space and would certainly recommend it to anyone.

Thank you for such a memorable vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lori for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and hope you will find the time in the future to visit our paradise again. Garrett & Liz
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we drove onto the ferry for the short crossing to Lummi Island our four days of fun, relaxation and adventure began. The home is just a few minutes drive on the other side and just pulling up to the carport and experiencing the views and the outside facade gave us the wow factor.

Inside, we found the house was very spacious with plenty to keep our 5 kids (16 months to 7 years) engaged and happy. And the views from anywhere on the eastern side of the house across the sea to the mainland and beyond to Mount Baker were breathtaking.

Outside, whether on the grass, gravel or beach there was equally plenty to keep everyone entertained.

We were all able to unwind or explore as we wanted and were really pleased with the communications with the owner before, during and after our stay. We appreciated the email letting us know of the local eclipse event and hearing about the various animals the kids should look out for.

We all left with very fond memories of a wonderful vacation and would certainly recommend this as a perfect getaway.

Mark & Lauren and Doug and Harriet

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark for your comments about the house and beach. We strive to keep the house and properties in excellent shape. You had some of the finest weather the San Juan's offer. Come back again, Garrett & Liz
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  • 5 of 5

My family of 8, including 3 children ages 3-10, had a WONDERFUL week at this LUMMI Island paradise! It is SO well equipped for family members of every age, and especially so for kids! Garret & Liz are were SO accommodating and kind, and they went well above and beyond to cater to our every need. My 3-yr-old grandniece cried the day we were leaving because she didn't want to leave her "new home" on LUMMI Island. I highly recommend this LOVELY vacation home, and I sure hope we can return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynette for your comments. It was a pleasure to meet your family when we came over on Wednesday for a garbage run and watering the flower beds. We noticed the little ones had discovered the rope swing and sand box with all the toys and were "in heaven". Let us know when you want to return. Garrett & Liz
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Total Chillaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Our 8 person group of 2 combined families stayed at the house in early August and we loved it! The kitchen is wonderful and well stocked, but the outside decks were the best part! Beautiful breezes and views of Mt. Baker (when there are no wildfires burning to obstruct all visibility.) Outside, there are hanging chairs, a hammock, a fire pit and more. Lummi Island is very low key but we still found plenty to do - walk the rocky beaches, hike the mountain trail, visit with the "flower lady", or rent a boat to crab or whale watch. The owners were super-responsive to all of our inquiries, and offered advice on travel plans and other random questions we posed. I definitely recommend this property and we would return to it in a heartbeat - very accommodating, relaxing and beautiful!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren, thanks for the review. We're glad you were able to do a charter and get a view of a number of our islands and see some Orca whales. We have always tried to make the house and property "kid" friendly and had just added 2 more hanging swings under the main deck. The sand box is always a "hit" also. We hope the propane fire ring still allowed you to have a beach fire since, with the burn ban, wood fires were not allowed. We're also glad you got a view of Mt. Baker before the Canadian forest fires clouded things up. You're welcome back anytime. Garrett & Liz
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When can we come back again?

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Golden Hours 2 just last week. We were celebrating my mother's 86th birthday, and this was a perfect place to do it.

The home is beautifully appointed with nice welcoming touches throughout - wall plaques affirming family and friends, etc. Everything was spotless. The kitchen was well stocked with cookware, dishes and even basic seasonings. It has many little nooks and crannies inside the house for sitting and enjoying the magnificent view, or outside on three different decks or under a covered patio. The master bedroom has a private deck and sitting are with a stunning view of the water and Mt. Baker (as does most of the rooms of the house) and a large private bathroom. The house is suitable for families of small children as well as all adults.

We had such a wonderful time of playing games, reading, exploring the beachfront and experiencing the wildlife: deer outside the kitchen window, bald eagles, and sea critters. The house is well stocked with books and magazines, as well as TVs in every bedroom, living room and den. (But we never touched them - too many other fun things to do!)

As we left, we met the owners who are delightful, warm, gracious people! They have carefully thought about what their guests might want or need and have satisfied those before the guests ever arrive.

We can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so fortunate to have a beach that is not impeded by a road. Parents are able to feel at ease with children playing within view on the beach. Easy access to the house has been another factor that accommodates the older generation well. You are welcome back anytime. Do plan ahead though, because most of our reservations for the summertime happen in January through March.
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Beach Store Cafe
lummi ferry dock
Islander General Store
US Post Office
Beach Elementary School
Island Library
Lummi Island Congregational
Grange Hall and Island Chapel
Willows Inn
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bellingham Int'l Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Lummi Island 'Whatcom Chief'
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
North Bellingham Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
South Bellingham
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beach Store Cafe
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Car: necessary

Shopping (Farmer's Market), Holiday Art Tours, Sailboat Charters, Kite Flying, Live Theater (Bellingham), Cinema (Bellingham), Museums (Bellingham), Shopping Mall (Bellingham), Golfing (Bellingham), Antiquing (Bellingham), Charter Flights (Bellingham), Sport Fishing Charters (Bellingham), Kayak Rentals (Bellingham), Casino (Bellingham), Vancouver BC (Daytrip), Lynden, WA (Daytrip), Mount Baker (Daytrip), Charter Flights (Bellingham)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

CHECK IN-After 3:00P.M.---CHECK OUT-By 11:00A.M. No pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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